Blue Sky Distillery
Blue Sky Distillery is owned and operated by husband and wife Mark and Kim Rangos. Mark’s family has been in the spirits business for many decades, beginning with his grandfather who opened his own bar in West Virginia in the 1950’s. A generational enterprise, the bar was passed down to Mark’s mother and then to his sisters and is still in operation today. After retiring in the 1990’s, Mark’s father opened a winemaking and beer-making supply shop. And, true to keeping it all in the family, the business was recently passed on to his nephew, where he continues to operate the business in West Virginia. And in 2016, Mark joined the family influence by founding Blue Sky Distillery with a focus on producing quality, handcrafted spirits.
- Tasting Room
- Group Tours
- Bottle Shop
- Private Events
Smithfield, VA 23430
Blue Sky Distillery is co-located with the Spring Lake Bottled Water Co. in the Isle of Wight Industrial Park.
Visit their tasting room for free tours and tastings and, while you’re there, browse their distillery store for hats, shirts, and other merchandise, plus take home a bottle of any of their products.
• 2019 – Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers Award: Gold Award – Best Southside Distillery.
• 2019 – Virginia Living Magazine Readers Award: Best Distillery in Eastern VA.
• 2018 – Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers Award: Overall Gold Award – Best Distillery.
• 2018 – Virginia Living Magazine Readers Award: Best Distillery in Eastern VA.
• 2018 – Blackbeard’s Point Silver Rum: Silver Medal in the Great American International Spirits Competition in New York.
• 2018 – Dog Star Vodka: Bronze Medal in the Great American International Spirits Competition in New York.
• 2018 – Drink Magazine: Top Beverage Producer in Virginia for Rum
Our Distillery in the News
- December 3, 2019COASTAL VIRGINIA MAG: 2019 Best of Winners: Blue Sky Distillery
- February 3, 2017VIRGINIAN PILOT: Blue Sky's the limit for new Smithfield distillery
- February 1, 2017CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blue Sky Distillery Opens in Smithfield